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The Dead Live at The Spectrum on 2009-05-01

Set I:

01 Playin' In The Band>
02 Mississippi Half Step>
03 New Speedway Boogie
04 Shakedown Street
05 Duprees Diamond Blues
06 Hard To Handle
07 Friend Of The Devil>
08 Playin' reprise

Set II:

01 Jack Straw
02 Alligator>
03 Caution>
04 Drums>
05 Space>
06 Loose Lucy
07 Comes A Time>
08 Cold Rain & Snow>
09 Sugar Magnolia

10 Donor Rap
11 Box Of Rain

Collection TheDead
Band/Artist The Dead
Venue The Spectrum
Location Philadelphia, PA

Source Schoeps MK41's>Nbox+>Edirol R-09HR
Lineage Edirol R-09HR>Soundforge 9(Fades, Bit Rate/ Sample Rate Conversion)>CDWAV>FLAC


The Dead
Philadelphia, PA
May 1, 2009

Schoeps MK41's>Nbox+>Edirol R-09HR>Soundforge 9 (Fades, Bit Rate / Sample Rate Conversion)>CDWAV>FLAC

Recorded FOB in Section 102 Row 11


Reviewer: ShowLove_ShineLight - - February 9, 2010
Subject: Thank You For a Real Good Time
This was a great show. First one at the spectrum. Not quite as hot as the next night (post space lacks serious punch)... In any event, This first set was played like a second set. Truly an outrageous set! Just take a look at that song selection. Flawless!

Jack straw is the perfect way to kick off a set and this one did not dissappoint....Alligator>Caution>Drums>Space...what the hell is this Anthem of the sun?! This sequence was plain NASTY. Jazz Lover Delight. They take it waaaayyy out there. Lovin the way Warren sings Caution. I can only imagine Pigpen.. Loose Lucy was a fun way to come out of space, and i'd been hoping for that tune, but bobby's vocals aren't the best on this one. (rothbury has a much better LL)...Comes a Time was really sweet, one of my favorites, but really a tune that cries for jerry. I was really hoping we'd get a nice fat jam or a heavy hitter like Scarlet>Fire to end the set, but it was not meant to be. Oh Well, I guess it doesn't matter anyway.
Reviewer: deaddreamer4life - - May 10, 2009
Subject: These Guys are Great
I was at this show and it was just wow! I have been in love with the Grateful Dead since 89 (Ironically Thanks to mtv and Touch Of Gray).I was 13. Simply said there are alot of comparison between The Dead and the Grateful Dead when there is none this is the greatsest story ever told and these guys are still writing. THANK YOU GRATEFULLY to the band keep on keepin on. Awsome Sugar Mag>Sunshine totaly energetic
Reviewer: abec - - May 3, 2009
Subject: Great Show!
I have so many great things to say.

First, thank you to the tapers who have been rocking and on time with all of these posts. We owe you a lot.

As for the Dead, they just sound amazing. I am amazed.

Finally, for those of you who could not be there, I videoed Sunshine Daydream with my digital cam.

Thanks again. You rock.
Reviewer: dawhip - - May 3, 2009
Subject: ststephen49
I've not yet listened to this show, but would like to comment on this reviewer's entry. Last Friday, I was on the floor @ Nassau and Satrurday, in the rafters @ MSG. I truly saw the emergence of a newly christened generation of Deadheads, a much younger group of the one of 50plussers I was with. You saw it in their eyes and in the way they spoke, both before and the shows. Like you said, it was like they'd found the stones of ATlantis, all of which waqs brought forth by the realization that "this is really (almost)them, and actually seeing and hearing the chemistry, made them aware that this particular group exists beyond The Archive, Relix Magazine, or whoever's older sibling @ one time listen to this. So enjoy your shows in Chicago, dig the scene and smile when you can knowing the torch has been passed.
Back to my shows, we "partied like it's 1999( or else) and walked away, feeling as revitalized as the newbies felt initiated.
Reviewer: kayatosh - - May 2, 2009
Subject: impressed
The boys sound good, and warren has found that jerry-tone and vibe. check out his work on half-step. Of course, no one can replace j-gar, but warren gets the job done. great setlist. I feel like a stranger for not dragging myself down to the spectrum to take in this magic. see ya spectrum. miss ya jerry.
Reviewer: ScarletBegonias - - May 2, 2009
Subject: NICE SHOW!
The boys are back in Philly! They are sounding good - nice set list with an energized crowd! I think fun was had by all. It's tough to come off TWO stellar shows from the IZOD (NJ) and keep it rolling, I think they did a fine job!! Looking forward to tonight's show as well. A big thank you to all the tapers and putting it on archive so quickly!!
Reviewer: ststephen49 - - May 2, 2009
Subject: It's still here...
It’s so much fun to watch this tour, the blossoming of a whole new generation of Dead fans, they seem to be having so much fun. It’s as if the young folks have found stones from the Lost Continent of Atlantis, finally seeing proof of the great mythic beast only heard of in song & story. Reading these reviews is so energizing to me for the level of magic being felt by these new heads to the scene. It is a rebirth, Phoenix from the ashes, new witnesses to the new age…They heard, they danced, and they were transformed; joining the lineage that stretches back to the beginning of recorded time… And the myth continues to grow.
I can’t wait to jump into the flow at the Chicago shows, looking forward to Shakedown all these years later for a current snapshot of the community, and am so enjoying all the shows I’ve heard. My first show was 7-8-70 and from what I’m hearing now the music is helping to create an atmosphere that seems both familiar and strange at the same time, an atmosphere most of us are looking for, and I feel it makes for truly enjoyable listening and dancing pleasure. Bobby & Mickey once referred to their music as finding “lost art”, something they worked towards and then hit upon “for seconds at a time”. I truly hope those of us looking for that something special can find it here, I know I can, cause the circus won’t be in town forever. So for those who need encouragement to live & listen in the 21st century please look for the goodness, because once in a while you get shown the light…
Reviewer: Here & Now - - May 2, 2009
Subject: Love the Spectrum!
Philly Rocks!!
Warren rocks! He's had a lot of shoes to fill and he's done an exceptional job at it. Breaking out the wha pedal, and all those lead vocals to sing.
Also most people dont say much about Jeff C. on the keys. He is a workhorse playing countless notes with respect to Brent M.
In fact most peoplr dont know, but his birthday is the same as Brents and He is also using Brents B-3 organ on this tour. These guys both rock.
Thanks to The Dead for touring this spring.
We love you all. Fan since the 70's - 1st show philly spectrum 1981.... philly...philly...
Reviewer: bawdy - - May 2, 2009
Subject: yeehaw!
the show was really good last night. all of the boys were singing on point and they jusy sound great in the spectrum. i love that building. its too bad they are gonna tear it down. comes a time made my whole day and then some. see you all out there tonight.
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